The Fourth Wall Podcast: Haley Joel Osment of Future Man and Kingdom Hearts 3


Our new podcast The Fourth Wall is designed to interrupt by means of the imagined barrier that separates performers and different artists from their viewers to convey you nearer to the TV reveals, films, comics, and video games that you simply love. Our first podcast visitor is Haley Joel Osment who most individuals affiliate with the “I see lifeless individuals” cultural touchstone of his childhood function in The Sixth Sense, however the actor has taken on extra comedic roles just lately together with that of Stu Camillo, a key character in Future Man season 2 which Hulu launched on January 11, 2019. And he has constructed his legacy because the voice of Sora within the Kingdom Hearts online game collection, together with the just lately launched Kingdom Hearts 3.

Osment’s portrayal of Stu as an earnest believer within the significance of his place on this planet of Future Man season 2 might have stunned some viewers. “For each character, as it’s in just about all people’s life in their very own heads, you’re undoubtedly the protagonist of your personal story and the hero of the story, so something {that a} character does that almost all of us on the skin may see as being immoral or flawed is justifiable to them,” defined Osment. “And Stu is an excessive instance of that all through all the collection the place he’s prepared to do numerous immoral issues as a result of he thinks it’s good for individuals, and he typically doesn’t assume that individuals know what’s good for themselves.”

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Much of the humor of Osment’s portrayal of Stu comes paradoxically from how severe the character is about his want to find out the destiny of humanity; he doesn’t even appear to comprehend how manipulative his supposed benevolent rule is. But the comedy additionally has its roots in how a lot enjoyable Osment and the opposite actors have had now that they’re extra aware of and assured of their roles.

“It was a really enjoyable set!” Osment stated. “It was a grueling season simply because everytime you take care of clones and holograms and stuff like that, it’s a must to shoot scenes numerous instances in numerous totally different angles… however it was made straightforward by the truth that it’s an awesome crew, and we had been all coming again after working with one another within the earlier season… So in all these items once you’re studying it, and it’s absurd and really foolish in sure methods, once you’re enjoying it simply completely straight, that’s the truth of the character. I believe that’s the place we obtained numerous the comedy out of it.”

Osment additionally spoke to us about reprising his function as Sora in Kingdom Hearts 3, a personality he has been voicing since 2002, only a yr after enjoying David in Steven Spielberg’s A.I. Artificial Intelligence. “[Kingdom Hearts] is such an unbelievable journey,” Osment informed us. “Video video games have actually turn out to be such an enormous international group as a result of individuals from all walks of life play that sport and sit up for the installments that come out. Just being on the creation aspect of that collection and seeing the entire unbelievable paintings and design because it’s constructed after we’re doing voiceover and every little thing, it’s undoubtedly certainly one of my favourite jobs to do. So that’ll undoubtedly be enjoyable when that comes out on the finish of the month.”

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Obviously, the “finish of the month” Osment was referring to has already arrived since Kingdom Hearts 3 arrived on January 29, 2019 to nice acclaim. To hear extra of our interview with Haley Joel Osment, you should definitely subscribe to the latest podcast in our line-up, The Fourth Wall, or just pay attention beneath. More interviews shall be coming your method twice a month on the feed.

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Michael Ahr is a author, reviewer, and podcaster right here at Den of Geek; you’ll be able to take a look at his work right here or observe him on Twitter (@mikescifi). He co-hosts our Sci Fi Fidelity podcast and voices a lot of our video content material.

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